Robert “Buz” Morris
As a founding principal of Morris Architecture, Robert “Buz” Morris approaches the architecture profession with a unique perspective: the perspective of a builder with a passion for superior design, aesthetic appeal, functionality and flow. Buz knows from experience the tremendous value of having a committed architect manage the full scope of a construction project.
Growing up in a family of real estate developers and working for a builder in 1991, Buz had an early introduction to the construction industry. After winning an architecture contest at the University of North Carolina, he was offered an internship at Gwathmey Siegel, one of the most prestigious architecture firms in New York, NY. While working for Gwathmey Siegel, Buz had the opportunity to work on some of the most iconic buildings in New York City, including the Gugeinheim Museum of Art and The New York Public Library. He also worked on a slew of celebrity projects such as Jerry Seinfelt’s pied-a-terre, David Geffer’s pied-a-terre, Michael Dell’s boathouse to mention a few. After years spent honing his skills and training directly under Charles Gwathmey, Buz was ready to return home
With Deep South Carolina roots, solid experience and a strong philosophy, Buz moved back to Charleston in 2004 to open his own architecture firm, bringing with him a fresh perspective and a sophisticated approach to design. “Spectacular Homes of the Carolinas” refers to Buz’s design as “faithful to the building or place’s origins while seamlessly integrating modern conveniences, lending a distinctive permanence and homogeniality” (Carabet, Shand). His combination of construction and architectural expertise has earned him priceless insight that few Charleston architects are able to offer.